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Lushton, Nebraska              

Date generated: 7/19/2018

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Lushton, Nebraska

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  Lushton is located 8 miles west of McCool Junction, which is 8 miles south of York, in York County, the county seat. McCool Junction is located along Highway 81, a four-lane expressway, also known as the Pan American Highway.

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Last CensusCurrent Year%
York County .......13,66513,7940.9%
Labor Market Population1.......79,70379,7330.0%

1) Labor market population is the county population plus the contiguous county population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, March 2017. City populations estimated to be released July 2017.

County Age Distribution (2016) :
Age: 0-19 20-24 25-44 45-64 65+ 85+ Total % Split
Male......... 1,832 506 1,472 1,739 624 542 6,715 48.7 %
Female...... 1,762 446 1,580 1,823 690 778 7,079 51.3 %

Total: 3,594 952 3,052 3,562 1,314 1,320

Median Age (2016):     State 36.3 years       County 41.3 years

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, County Population Estimates by Selected Age and Gender. Released June 2017.
State Data. U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey

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Number of Single Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0
Number of Multiple Units Built in Last 2 Years..... 0

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Labor Force
Labor Force.....1,020,9137,18141,486    
Total Employment.....980,6687,39742,706    
Unemployment as % of Labor Force.....4.4%2.9%2.9%    

1) Area labor force and employment data are for the county plus the contiguous counties.
For further information regarding underemployment in the area, please contact NPPD at (877) 275-6773.
Source: Year end 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Online Data, Released 6/2016.

Wages: Sample of hourly wage rates in manufacturing occupations (production and/or clerical).
Job Title 10th
Median 90th
Accountants and Auditors$14.40$20.90$40.08
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other$15.93$17.76$19.59
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$11.87$16.90$26.51
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$9.78$15.76$22.70
Civil Engineers$29.81$44.23$51.27
Computer Operators$11.20$17.33$29.00
Computer Programmers$16.29$29.66$48.33
Computer Systems Analysts$23.81$37.91$51.01
Customer Service Representatives$9.37$13.48$20.38
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators$12.89$16.77$23.27
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators$13.14$15.19$19.33
Data Entry Keyers$9.28$9.42$17.03
Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators$9.41$19.16$24.91
Driver/Sales Workers$9.41$9.86$18.35
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians$15.87$31.18$46.59
Electrical Engineers$23.52$30.63$69.86
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators$13.07$14.58$16.05
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$12.95$16.55$28.55
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$9.92$11.64$14.70
Industrial Engineers$31.00$42.63$63.10
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$17.19$25.72$45.09
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$12.93$15.34$19.19
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$10.26$16.36$22.15
Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators$15.85$21.37$24.88
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$9.57$11.87$19.25
Maintenance Workers, Machinery$16.65$23.60$30.86
Mechanical Engineers$26.76$38.93$57.73
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists$21.30$27.71$36.66
Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators$13.95$20.61$24.28
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators$11.26$19.38$24.33
Nursing Assistants$10.32$12.43$15.48
Office Clerks, General$9.39$11.89$18.22
Packers and Packagers, Hand$9.45$11.15$15.96
Receptionists and Information Clerks$9.64$13.03$16.22
Registered Nurses$20.78$27.47$35.08
Retail Salespersons$9.13$9.65$15.08
Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$9.65$14.26$21.61
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$12.11$16.66$21.10
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$9.49$12.48$19.49
Tool and Die Makers$15.32$18.03$27.82
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$14.28$18.39$24.33
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators$12.85$16.90$21.33

Source: Nebraska Workforce Development, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Second Quarter 2017.

Percent of Manufacturing Labor Force Unionized............0%
Number of Work Stoppages in Past 5 Years ............0

Lushton is a community of 30, with employment found at the local elevator and with the agricultural community. There are a number of home based businesses located in Lushton as well.


Motor Carrier:

Number & Type of Roads Serving Community -
Limited Access, Four-Lane Hwys.....000
Improved Two-Lane Hwys.....001
Hwy. NameMiles
Miles to nearest Interstate hwy.....Interstate 8016
Miles to nearest four-lane hwy.....Highway 818

Motor Freight Carriers:
  More than 13,500 licensed motor carriers with worldwide connections are based in Nebraska and serve businesses throughout North America.

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Transit Time for Carload or Truckload Lots to:
Distance by
Hwy. Miles
Days by
Days by
Motor Freight
Omaha.....116N/A1 Day
Lincoln.....63N/A1 Day
Chicago.....580N/A1-2 days
Dallas.....591N/A2-3 days
Denver.....439N/A1-2 days
Kansas City.....254N/A1-2 days
Los Angeles.....1450N/A2-3 days
Minneapolis.....491N/A1-2 days
New York.....1354N/A3-5 days
St. Louis.....505N/A2-3 days
Legal Trucking Distances - Nebraska

Lushton is located eight miles west of Highway 81, a four-lane expressway, also known as the Pan American Highway. Highway 81 leads to Interstate 80, which is located eight miles north of the junction of "Lushton Road."

Distance to nearest public airport.....18 minute(s)
Elevation.....1,620 feet
Length of longest runway.....5,900 feet
Runway lighted.....Yes
Private aircraft storage available.....Yes
Private aircraft maintenance available.....Yes
Distance to nearest commercial air transportation.....45 minute(s)

Distance to nearest international airport:

Name of Airport Miles to Airport
from Community
Omaha Eppley International 120
Kansas City International 237
Denver International 432

Most recent improvements to the York Municipal Airport included the paving of the parallel taxiway and installation of an automated weather system (AWOS), which were completed in 2003. The local airport has hangar space available for rent/storage, courtesy car services, maintenance services for aircraft, and flight instruction. Many local companies access the newly-expanded airport, with a number of corporate planes flying in each year. A number of private planes are housed at the airport, and it is used as a fueling station for a number of entities (including the Nebraska State Patrol). Lushton is also approximately 55 minutes from the Lincoln Airport, from which Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air provide commercial service. The Village of Lushton is also 40 minutes from the Central Nebraska Regional Airport (located in Grand Island), which is served by US Airways.

Community Served by Railroad.....No
Distance to Nearest Railroad..... 15 mile(s)
Number of Freight Trains Per Day.....64
Functional Piggyback Ramp Available.....No

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad runs through the City of York, which is located approximately 15 miles north of Lushton.

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 State Electric Power Deregulated.....   No

Electric System Operator: Perennial Public Power District
  phone - (800) 289-0288
  website -
  email -

Wholesale Supplier: Perennial Public Power District
Additional Comments: A 34,500/12,500 volt substation provides service to Lushton, with a 10,500 kVA capacity. The distribution voltage within Lushton is 12.5/7.2 kV wye. All industry standard voltages can be provided by Perennial Public Power District. The electric distribution system within Lushton has ample capacity to provide service to a growing community. Basic rates do not include cost of lease payment to be made to the village. The minimum residential bill is $11.05. All rates are subject to application of Production Cost Adjustment.

Natural Gas:
Natural Gas Service Available.....No

Natural Gas is not available in Lushton. Propane services can be found at Sapp Brothers Petroleum in York, Farmer's Cooperative - Dorchester in McCool Junction, and Aurora Cooperative in Henderson. Oil services can be found at United Farmer's Cooperative in York and Aurora Cooperative in Henderson.

Major Source.....Private wells

The water supply in Lushton is provided by private wells. Residents and business owners are required to dig, test, and maintain their own wells.

Sanitation/Waste Water:
Name of Provider.....NA
Type of Service.....Private septic tanks

Private septic systems are required in the village of Lushton.

Name of Local Service Provider.....Windstream
Number of Long Distance Service Providers.....2

Lushton is served by Mainstay Communications ( and Windstream Communications (

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Actual Valuation of City: $914,008 (year 2009)
Real Property Tax Rates ($ per $100 of actual value):
For Year: 2009
Total Real Property.......$1.6439750

Bond Indebtedness:
For Year: 2009
General Obligation.........$0.00

Type of Government..... Village Board of Trustees
Comprehensive City Plan..... No, (year)
City Manager..... No
City Engineer..... No
City Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... No
County Zoning Ordinance in Effect..... Yes
Garbage Service Provider..... Private
Public Library in City..... No
Percent of Streets Paved..... 25 %
Number Full-Time Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Volunteer Fire Department Personnel..... 0
Number Full-Time Police Officers..... 0

The Village of Lushton is served by a privately owned solid waste removal company. The disposal site, located 18 miles from Lushton, is owned by the York Area Solid Waste Agency and has an estimated life of 50 years. While Lushton does not have a volunteer fire department, it is served by the Henderson/McCool/Grafton Volunteer Fire Departments, which is why there are no fire insurance classifications for either inside or outside of the village limits. The Village of Lushton is provided service by the York County Sheriff's Department, which is located in York and has a full 911 dispatch center that serves the entire county. With 9 sworn officers and 15 support officers, the department provides patrol, rescue, and is on call 24 hours a day for all municipalities, including Lushton. All 8 of the department's vehicles are equipped with recently upgraded onboard cameras and state-of-the-art breathalyzer/testing equipment. All law enforcement personnel are equipped with bullet-proof gear and carry state-of-the-art weaponry. Members of the sheriff's department have been extensively trained in drug awareness and enforcement, handling HAZ MAT scenes, situations, products, interrogations, and many other areas. The department provides regular patrol to local industries, checking security sites, entrances and exits on a rotating basis. An extensive upgrade of the county's 911 system is planned. The county is currently involved in the process of installing Global Information System (GIS), which will assist the sheriff's department as well. This system will allow the department visuals of particular sites where crimes have been reported (for example), and it will greatly enhance their ability to pinpoint locations of emergency calls made by cellular phones.

Public Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Trade & Tech Schools 0
Community College 0
Four-Year College 0
University 0
Private Schools# of SchoolsEnrollmentTeacher/Student Ratio
Elementary 0
Middle / Jr. High 0
Senior High 0
Colleges 0

The communities of Lushton, Bradshaw, and Henderson are served by the Heartland Community School District, which covers 155 square miles. Students attend the Henderson location, two miles south of Bradshaw. The district covering 155 square miles has an actual valuation of $331,085,886. The 2009-2010 school operating budget is $4,637,007, with an average cost per pupil of $14,910. The maximum capacity of the elementary school is 225. The senior high school has a maximum capacity of 300. The school district provides handicapped students with educational opportunities that best meet their individual educational plan. Opportunities for higher education and continuing education in the county are available at York College, a 4-year private liberal arts college located in the city of York. Other colleges and universities within a 60-mile radius include: Central Community College, Concordia University, Doane College, Hastings College, Southeast Community College, and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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Type of facilities in city or within 30 minutes:
Public Golf Course(s).....4
Private Golf Course(s).....0
Public Tennis Court(s).....10
Public Swimming Pool(s).....3
Public Park(s).....3
Public Camp Ground(s).....4
Nearest Public Access to Lake or River.....2 mile(s)
Motorized Boats.....No
Water Skiing/Tubing.....No

Number of Hospitals in Community.....0
Number of Beds in Hospital(s).....0
Number of Outpatient Clinics.....0
Medical Personnel in or Serving Community:
Medical Doctor(s) / Physician Assistant(s).....0
Dentist(s) / Orthodontist(s).....0
Nurse(s) (registered or practical).....1

Lushton residents have medical care in nearby York. York General Health Care Services provides a continuum of health care services designed to meet the needs of York area residents. York General Hospital a 25-bed facility providing surgical services, obstetrics, emergency services, pulmonary services, oncology, cardiac rehab, radiology lab, and other diagnostic services, “swing beds,” and rehabilitation services. In addition to the local staff, a general surgeon, family practice physicians, physician assistants, and 30 to 40 specialty physicians from the area provide service through the York General Specialty Clinic and York General Hospital. York General Medical Clinic and York General Wellness Center are located adjacent to the hospital. York General West View Medical Building houses York General Dialysis Services, York General Home Health Care, York General Child Care, and serves as the location for the sleep studies performed by the Pulmonary Services Department of York General Hospital. York General Assisted Living and York General Hearthstone provide living options for those in need of assistance or complete care in their living arrangements. For more information visit

Machine Shops in City.......0
Tool & Die Services in City.......0
Electric Motor Repair Services in City.......0

Type of Newspaper in City.......daily
Local Radio Station(s).......2

Number of TV Channels Received without Cable.......5
Cable Antenna Television Serves City.......No

Number of Protestant Churches.......1
Number of Catholic Churches.......0
Number of Synagogues.......0

Number of Motels & Hotels in Community.......0
Total Number of Rooms Available.......0

Number of Banks in City.......0Assets: $0
Number of Savings & Loan Firms.......0Assets: $0

Chamber of Commerce.......No
Chamber Executive is Full-Time.......No

The Lushton community benefits from a daily newspaper, the York News-Times, which is located in York. There are also two radio stations in close proximity to Lushton, which are KAWL (AM) and KTMX (FM). While there is no chamber of commerce within the community itself, it is served through its partnership with the York County Development Corporation.

Number of Manufacturing Plants in Community.....0
Number of Manufacturing Plants with Unions.....0


Leading Employers in Community:

#1.Business Name:Farmers Cooperative
Service Sector: Services
Products/Service:Grain elevator
#2.Business Name:Lushton Grain Company
Service Sector: Services
Products/Service:Agricultural services
#3.Business Name:R S Enterprises
Service Sector: Other Services
Employment Number: Total: 2    
Products/Service:Display advertising

Industrial Buildings Available in Community.......0
Spec Buildings Available.......0
Details Available Online.......No
Details Available in Print.......No

Our Community: Lushton has a population of 30 and is the site of an elevator facility which is frequented by local agricultural producers. The Lushton Cemetery, located one-half mile southwest of the village, is one of the more popular sites within the county. Originally the United Brethren Church Cemetery, it was given to the village in 1927, and renamed. Records indicate that the first burial was in 1872. The Civil War veterans group - Grand Army of the Republic - erected a statue of C.W. Hayes, in memory of all military men. In 1952, the ground was given as a burial plot for any member of the armed forces needing a burial place. Because of this, it was stated that the Lushton Cemetery was the smallest National Cemetery in the United States. The cemetery contains veteran graves of all wars, including the Civil War and the Spanish American War.

Suggested Sites:
York County Development Corporation @
York County Visitors Bureau @
Lisa R. Hurley
York County Development Corporation
601 N Lincoln Avenue
York, NE 68467
Phone:(402) 362-3333
State Contacts:Dave Rippe
Economic Development Director
Neb. Dept. of Economic Development
PO Box 94666
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-3125 or
(800) 426-6505
 Mary Plettner, Economic Development Manager
Nebraska Public Power District
PO Box 499
1414 15th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 563-5534 or (877) 275-6773
Fax: (402) 563-5090

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